From the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce:
BOSTON, MA. – The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Discover New England Summit at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth this April 21 – 23.
“We’re delighted to be hosting this year’s Discover New England Summit in beautiful Cape Cod” said Francois L. Nivaud, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, “This event is a great opportunity to showcase the Commonwealth and boost international visitation both before and long after the summit’s conclusion.”
Each April, Discover New England, a destination marketing organization promoting international tourism to New England, hosts their annual summit in one of its member states. This year, Massachusetts will be hosting an anticipated 400+ attendees at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth. The summit boasts a series of events and meetings where New England tourism businesses interface directly with international tour and receptive operators, making international connections in a local setting.
“The Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, and Martha’s Vineyard hospitality industry is really rolling out the red carpet to welcome our very important global guests” said Wendy Northcross, CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce “We are very excited to be hosting the nearly 300 suppliers of travel and tourism goods and services – and showcasing beautiful Cape Cod in daffodil season! We are thankful to our nearly fifty sponsors for this important summit, and know that this will solidify our region’s relationships with the international customer for years to come.”
This is the first time in six years that Massachusetts has hosted this summit, and a second turn for Cape Cod, who last hosted this event in 2002. This three day summit will feature keynote remarks from Roger Dow, CEO of the United States Travel Association, and the evening events will highlight a variety of local tourism assets on Cape Cod. The summit will conclude with a traditional beachside clambake and individual trade group trips to various parts of Massachusetts and New England curated for travel tourism themes, including history and heritage, culinary tourism, and outdoors and recreation.
“We’re looking forward to this year’s Summit on Cape Cod and the opportunity for New England Tourism businesses to have this valuable time with international buyers” said Lori Harnois, Executive Director, Discover New England, “The Summit is DNE’s premier event and we’re proud of the benefit this marketplace brings to New England. The state of Massachusetts and Cape Cod has done a wonderful job preparing to welcome attendees.”
For more information on the Discover New England Summit, visit www.discovernewengland.org.